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Hope against Hope: Christian Eschatology at the Turn of the Millennium [Paperback]

By Richard Bauckham (Author), Trevor Hart (Author) & Trevor Hart (Joint Author)
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Two leading New Testament scholars explore the Christian vision of the future from the perspective of life today. The start of the twenty-first century evokes fresh concern for what the future holds. Will it bring an end to suffering and evil? Can we look for a new heaven and earth? Will judgment be cosmic or personal? HOPE AGAINST HOPE revisits these and other questions central to Christian eschatology and provides a fresh yet responsible look at the church's vision of the future. Integrating images from the Bible and Christian tradition with analysis of contemporary Western culture, Richard Bauckham and Trevor Hart reinterpret the meaning of such eschatological themes as the antichrist, the last judgment, and the kingdom of God in terms that will benefit students and general readers alike.

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Using the present failure of secular hope as the context for a renewal of the Christian vision for the future, Bauckham and Hart seek to re-source Christian hope from its rich heritage of biblical promises and their interpretation in the Christian tradition. They explore the major images of eschatology - the Antichrist, the millenium, the last judgment, the kingdom of God, and others - proposing the category of imagination as the key to understanding their significance today. The authors insist throughout on the cosmic scope of Christian eschatology, writing of God's future not just for individuals but for the whole creation, and they explore the relevance of such an eschatology for Christians living in the present.

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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   252
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.98" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.65"
Weight:   0.82 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 21, 1999
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Edition  New  
ISBN  0802843913  
ISBN13  9780802843913  

Availability  110 units.
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More About Richard Bauckham & Trevor Hart

Richard Bauckham Richard Bauckham is Professor of New Testamnet Studies at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of The Theology of the Book of Revelation (1993)

Richard Bauckham has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Academic Paperback
  2. Book of Acts in Its First Century Setting
  3. Coleccion Teologica Contemporanea: Estudios Teologicos
  4. Library of New Testament Studies
  5. New Testament Readings
  6. New Testament Studies
  7. New Testament Theology
  8. Sarum Theological Lectures
  9. Supplements to Novum Testamentum
  10. T & T Clark Academic Paperbacks
  11. Very Short Introductions
  12. Word Biblical Commentary

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1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > Eschatology
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Beautifully Written  Dec 6, 2004
I'll leave the complex in depth reviews to others. What I love about this book is that I can understand it. It's graceful and lucid and reading it is a pleasure. The words are infused with a kind of joy. As a novelist, I have to make characters, plots, put people in action. It's hard for me to approach theology or philosophy because of the density of abstractions in the writing. I just can't get most of it. But these two highly gifted theologians have written something of great meaning that is accessible to some one like me. As to the premise of the book, it's a convincing testament to the unfathomable and ever increasing power of the Christian Event. It moves us forward. I connect it with Teilhard de Chardin.

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